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Judge Halts Deportation Of Somalis Pending Suit Over Alleged ICE Abuse

December 20, 2017

A Miami federal judge on Tuesday stayed the removal of dozens of Somali nationals who were to be deported earlier this month.

The Dec. 7 flight returned to the U.S. after a stop in Senegal due to “logistical concerns.” At least one of the Somalis on board had lived in Louisville.

A lawsuit filed this week claims that detainees were treated inhumanely on the flight. That includes reports of detainees being kicked, choked and put in straitjackets by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The suit says for nearly two days, detainees were handcuffed and their feet shackled. It also says that detainees had to relieve themselves in bottles or on themselves.

Read full article at: wfpl.org